Meet the new Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

General Colonel Oleksandr Syrskyi is a highly decorated Ukrainian military leader. Throughout his illustrious career, Syrskyi has played a pivotal role in Ukraine’s defense.

Syrskyi was actively involved in the war in eastern Ukraine, demonstrating his exceptional command abilities.

In 2019, he became the commander of Ukraine’s Ground Forces, overseeing important reforms that have increased the efficiency and responsiveness of the force. When Russia launched its full-scale invasion in 2022, General Colonel Syrskyi’s strategic brilliance and strong leadership have been instrumental in Ukraine’s determined resistance. He notably spearheaded the remarkable Kharkiv counteroffensive.

General Colonel Oleksandr Syrskyi stands as a true symbol of courage and resilience. His contributions to Ukrainian defense against Russian aggression will leave an enduring legacy in the history of the nation.